Regulator gets top council job
The chief executive of Scotland’s social care regulator has been appointed boss of Perth & Kinross Council.
Allied agrees rescue plan
Homecare provider Allied Healthcare has agreed a rescue plan with its creditors.
Social care at 'clear fork in the road'
Social care in England is at a ‘clear fork in the road’ between retaining the current system or making it free like the NHS, according to a study from two major health think-tanks.
Should we trust the survey on trust?
If you want to be popular don’t become a politician is the message from the latest Veracity Index into the professions the public most trust.
BREAKING: 'Inspirational' leader steps down after 27 years
Wigan MBC’s ‘inspirational’ Lord Peter Smith has announced he is stepping down after 27 years as leader.
Dawes: Another Section 114 possible
Marsham Street's top official has told MPs she cannot give them a ‘categorical assurance’ there will not be another Northamptonshire-style collapse.
MPs call for 'credible, long-term plan' for social care
MPs have called on ministers to outline a ‘credible, long-term plan’ to reverse the perception of English social care as a ‘source of national shame’.
England urged to look at Japanese care
England could learn lessons from Japan to address its social care crisis, an independent think-tank has said.
CQC appoints new chief to replace Behan
The Care Quality Commission has appointed Ian Trenholm as its new chief executive.
Future Forum: Thomson optimistic about health and care integration
Health and social care integration can be achieved within two years, the managing director of Norfolk CC has told The MJ’s Future Forum.
Healthcare spending rises by 3.6%
Healthcare spending in the UK by government and non-government bodies trailed just below NHS inflation by rising 3.6% in 2016, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Workforce pay parity could undermine integration - Green
The integration of NHS and care services could be undermined by a lack of progress on workforce pay parity, the chief executive of Care England warned today.
Government fully backing health and care integration
The Government is fully backing the integration of health and social care, a policy lead at the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has insisted.
Welsh social services funding gap to triple by 2020
The funding gap in Welsh social services will jump by a whopping three-and-a half times by 2020/21, the Welsh Local Government Association has warned.
Finance warning despite record savings
Surrey CC’s longer-term financial resilience is a ‘serious challenge’ despite the authority achieving a record £79m savings in 2017/18, senior councillors have been warned.
ADASS: DToC focus has consequences
The focus on delayed transfers of care compromises a strategic approach, a Care Quality Commission (CQC) official has warned.
Pressure for a commission to study funding options for health and care
A cross-party group of 98 MPs is pressing the Government to set up a Parliamentary Commission of Health and Social Care, in order to drive major reform of funding and delivery of public health and care services in the UK.
Devolution warning for boroughs
London boroughs have been warned they have a ‘relatively brief window of opportunity’ to influence health and social care devolution to the capital.
IFS implores action over growing social care funding chasm
The Government will need to scrap its funding reforms, significantly boost top-ups or centralise care if it is to plug the social care funding gap, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned today.
Fears raised over £2bn emergency care fund 'crisis spending'
Most emergency social care cash has been spent on tackling immediate crises, a new study has found.